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Department
English
Course
ENGL 2P11
Professor
Ann Howey
Semester
Winter

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Monday March 17  2014h Engl 2p11: Significance of Taylor’s Writing: ­ for years, black children in America could not find themselves in the books  written for children, When they did, their depictions were often of shallow and  demeaning, reflecting ingrained racist attitudes and saying to them ‘[You] do not  really mater or count” ­ if readers realize what is happening before cassie does there is suspense ­ there is a hierarchy based on race – white customers before black  ­ encounter with lillian jane o apology on 113  o not enough  o I haven’t done anything to you  o The issue is not about specific actions   Can be modified and changes  o Her existence is the issue  o Notion of precedents o Again about place  o Takes us back to the store episode  ­ Episodes illustrate racial tension How are episodes illustrating racism represented appropriately? ­ explanation is provided  ­ realistic language for the time, but reactions demonstrate that such language  (racist labels) are hurtful o racial terms  o cassies objection is about her identity  ­ violence is displaced  o displaced yet still there  o realism and what is particular in the readership  o more linguistic violence than physical violence  o whole range of violence  o the worst is always reported not presented  o the novel insists that any kind of violence is hurtful  ­ fear of accepting black characters would diminish their standing  o have to believe white people are better than black people  ­ difference between cassie and tj o he knows exactly how to act o double meaning of how to act (behavior, also can refer to putting on a  show and playing a part)  holding opinions  o cassie learns how to act as well  page 81   how she treats Lillian jean  ­ papa demands respect in certain situations  ­ always the possibility of consequences  ­ tj forgets if he
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